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Clauchendolly, cup and ring marked rocks 350m WSW of

A Scheduled Monument in Dee and Glenkens, Dumfries and Galloway

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Latitude: 54.8008 / 54°48'2"N

Longitude: -4.1133 / 4°6'47"W

OS Eastings: 264250

OS Northings: 547145

OS Grid: NX642471

Mapcode National: GBR JJ60.QL8

Mapcode Global: WH4WH.SLGJ

Entry Name: Clauchendolly, cup and ring marked rocks 350m WSW of

Scheduled Date: 24 August 1928

Last Amended: 16 May 1995

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM1013

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric ritual and funerary: cupmarks or cup-and-ring marks and similar rock art

Location: Borgue

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens

Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire


The monument comprises a rock outcrop carved with cup and ring markings.

The rock is situated near the W corner of a large field, and is partly overgrown and partly lichen-covered. At least six cup marks can be seen, of which at least three have outer rings.

The area to be scheduled is circular, 15m in diameter, and centred on the outcrop, which is about 55m from the NW wall of the field and 80m from the SW wall. This includes the carved rock and an area around in which further carvings and evidence relating to the carving and possible ritual use of the site may survive, as marked in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as one of a large group of such carvings in Galloway, probably dating from the Bronze Age. The purpose of these carvings is not known, but they may be an expression of the territorial possession or claims of particular groups. Study of these monuments may, in time, contribute to our understanding of prehistoric social organisation.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland



The monument is recorded in the RCAHMS as NX 64 NW 20.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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